Putin to meet with Obama next week

Russian president to meet with Obama following UN General Assembly address on Monday

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Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with United States President Barack Obama in New York next week following his address to the United Nations General Assembly on Monday.

While the White House has stated the meeting will be focused on eastern Ukraine, Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov reported that the talks will be centered on Syria. Peskov stated to reporters that, “Of course, the primary topic will be Syria and that Ukraine will be discussed “if time allows.”

Prime Minister Netanyahu met with Putin on Monday to address Russian military advances in Syria. The leaders discussed future military coordination as well as threats from terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah. Netanyahu stated on threats to the Jewish State that “

Iran, under the auspices of the Syrian army, is trying to build a second terror front against us from the Golan. Our policy is to prevent these weapons transfers, and to prevent the formation of a terror front and attacks against us from the territory of the Golan. In these circumstances, I thought it was very important that I come here, both to clarify our policy and to make sure there are no misunderstandings between our forces.”

The IDF and Russian military agreed to create a task force for military coordination in the future.